Wasn't that you walking down Pico Boulevard? Yeah, wasn't that you looking cool, baby, walking hard? Wasn't that you falling drunk out of that black girl's car? Yeah, wasn't that you? Baby, wasn't that you? Baby wasn't that you last night at the gay bar? Yeah, you had a dazed look on your face and a big girl on your arm. You've been running around. Girl, you've been acting strange since we hit this west coast town in March of last year. I don't even know what we're doing here. I tried so hard to see what burns inside your heart, your burning heart. Baby, wasn't that you last night at the gay bar? Well, we came from Texas with one single plan. You was going to model and act, I was going to play in a rock n' roll band. We didn't talk breaks or chance. We was going to make it real with our own hands. All you want to do is dance around and fall like some idiot star. (Tell me is it true that heroin illuminates the dark?) Wasn't that you last night at the gay bar? Baby, wasn't that you last night at the gay bar? Well, you get your things and don't you dare come back. Yeah, I'm going to leave this fucked up place, I don't want to see your fucked up face. I don't want to drag this mess around, hold you back, or drag you down. I'm going to close my eyes and turn around and walk out hard. Yeah, because I can't deal with what I think you are. Wasn't that you last night at the gay bar? Baby, wasn't that you last night at the gay bar? Yeah, cause wasn't that you last night at the gay bar? Baby, wasn't that you last night at the gay bar?


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    General Commentthe line "i can't deal with what i think you are" has always bothered me. i've always been kind of afraid that it might be a little homophobic. i'd love to know if that's what he means, or if it's something else.
    Lusyphuron May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so strange. At first I thought it was funny, but after hearing it a few times, I realize it's actually a serious song. It's written very well (not sure if Art wrote it or if it's a cover) and the music is great. it's very catchy.
    I don't think that "i can't deal with what i think you are" is really homophobic, just, well think about how you would feel if you found out that the person you love is sleeping around with other women. (I'm sure there are some who would be happy if they found out that,) Really, it's the sam eas if it were emn she was with.
    Of course that's just my two cents.
    Evergleamon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with the comment below mine (which was posted over 10 years ago lol) but after a few listens you realize that it is the perspective from pretty deeply hurt man realizing the person he loves is cheating on him in a way he could have never seem coming.
    ripetidezon September 18, 2014   Link

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